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Alcaston Gallery is delighted to announce Sally Gabori is featured in mad love curated by Del Kathryn Barton, now on exhibit in Berlin, Germany. 

mad love is a group exhibition featuring some of Australian's most important contemporary artists and is on show at Arndt Art Agency (A3) 06.06.17 - 29.09.17. 

Participating artists: Brook Andrew, Del Kathryn Barton, Pat Brassington, Dale Frank, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Patricia Piccinini, Ben Quilty and Paul Yore.

The exhibition “mad love” has been able to be realised through the direct support of the Australian Government as part of the cultural initiative Australia now 2017 – a year-long program celebrating Australian arts, culture, science and innovation across Germany.

Read more here. 


Image:  Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Thundi, 2010 (AK16282), Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 196 x 300 cm.  © The Estate of Sally Gabori and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. 

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7th June 2017


The Brisbane City Council presents Maiwar, a city-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary art exhibition on display around Brisbane during May 2017.  

Alcaston Gallery's youngest artist Claudia Moodoonuthi's work My Body, My Country  will be projected onto the William Jolly Bridge as part of Maiwar from Wednesday 24-Sunday 28 May. Read more.  

Claudia Moodoonuthi will also feature in the forthcoming solo exhibition Ruby and Hunter at the Redland City Art Gallery Cleveland, Queensland July 2 - August 13, 2017, curated by Freja Carmichael. Read more


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27th May 2017




Congratulations to Mumu Mike Williams for winning the inaugural Footscray Contemporary Art Prize with his work Postbag Painting.

One of the judges of the prize Jason Smith, Director, Geelong Gallery, comments:

"Mumu Mike Williams is the recipient of the inaugural Footscray Contemporary Art Prize because his work has an insistent visual power and strongly thought-provoking message. Among the many works included in the Prize that are strikingly relevant reflections of contemporary Australia, we felt Williams’s work was particularly rich conceptually and aesthetically.

It is a work that rewards slow looking to reveal its various layers. The artist’s deft and wryly political use of Australia Post mail bags, a traditional spear, and highly energised painterly marks and signs kept the judges returning to this work. It has an energy and vitality that proclaims a love and respect for country that we can all feel – across our different racial, social and cultural contexts. Above and beyond the political content we might interpret it Williams’s work, it is the positivity, optimism and pure visual pleasure of paint and material that makes Williams’s work so compelling and convincing.We are pleased too that the inaugural recipient of the Prize reflects the truly national scope and reach of the Footscray Contemporary Art Prize."

Congratulations to all winning and finalist artists. Footscray Art Prize exhibition is now showing at FCAC Roslyn Smorgon Gallery and Gabriel Gallery until 24 June.

Image courtesy the artist, Mimili Maku Arts and Footscray Contemporary Art Prize, 2017. 

26th May 2017


The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) has announced 66 artists from over 300 submissions have been selected to be part of the country's most prestigious national Indigenous art awards, the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) 2017. 

David Frank, Beth Inkamala, Shirley Macnamara, Betty Muffler, Guykuda Mununggurr, Warraba Weatherall and Tiger Yaltangki are exhibiting in Alcaston Gallery’s current exhibition Time and Tide, May 2 – 27, 2017. 

Alcaston Gallery congratulates all of our represented and exhibiting artists selected as finalists:  

  • Nonggirrnga Marawili          
  • Alec Baker        
  • Ray Ken         
  • David Frank
  • Shirley Macnamara
  • Peter Mungkuri
  • Pedro Wonaeamirri
  • Tiger Yaltangki
  • Yaritji Young
  • Gary Lee
  • Pepai Jangala Carroll
  • Taylor Cooper
  • Rupert Jack
  • Beth Inkamala Mbitjana
  • Paniny Mick
  • Guykuḏa Munuŋgurr
  • Warraba Weatherall
  • Betty Muffler
  • Iluwantji Ken and Mary Katajuku Pan
  • Tjungkara Ken
  • Mumu Mike Williams            













Alcaston Gallery will be presenting Nonggirrnga Marawili's solo exhibition Progression 6 June - 1 July, 2017. 

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21st April 2017

Angela Tiatia - Finalist John Fries Art Award 2017

Congratulations to Angela Tiatia who has just been announced a finalist in the prestigious John Fries Art Award  2017, the second consecutive year the artist has been selected.  Read more here. 

Alcaston Gallery is pleased to release the Angela Tiatia's new print edition: The Liberators, 2017 (pictured), pigment print on smooth cotton rag, 52.5 x 70 cm. Edition of 5. Contact Alcaston Gallery to enquire.

21st April 2017
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